Jun 30, 2009

One Week – June 2009

So today marks one week until I go back to work. I’ve been blessed to be able to take three weeks off before I start my new job.

Note to Reader: Same company, TOTALLY different job.

So in celebration of my last week of housewifedness (if that’s even a word), below is the schedule I’ve been strictly adhering to… unless I change my mind and decide to do something else.

5:30am - Wake up with the Hub – This is a practice that started at the beginning of medical school in an effort for us to keep the same schedule and thus see each other a little more. Now it is a force of habit combined with the fact that I am an extremely light sleeper.

5:45am - Make coffee (for the Hub) and hot tea (for me).

6:30am - Ship the Hub out the door with pager, cell phone, metro pass, iPod, hospital i.d badge, and a kiss. Oh and I almost forgot, the 9 lbs of mail from the previous resident of our home, all marked “Return to Sender – No Such Person”!
Additional Note to Reader: When moving, please, for goodness sakes, CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS!!! Not only is it important that you actually get your mail, which includes the bill for your Fredericks of Hollywood credit card account, your Comcast, and cell phone bills, and your subscription renewals for fine living, Cosmopolitan, Readers Digest, and Guns and Amo magazines, It will also keep the future residents of your former home from lugging your mail up the 39 stairs from the mailbox to the front door, wasting their black Sharpie marker, and then lugging all that mail back down the steps to the out going mail box.

Note to Self: Verify that you indeed submitted your Change of Address form with the USPS as well as all those that bill you.

6:30 - 10:30am - rite outside on the deck in a happily uninterrupted writing trance. Sometimes this goes long, maybe as long as noon or 1:30pm depending on how far in the zone I am.

10:30 (or whenever) - Lay out at the pool reading The Time Traveler’s Wife and soaking up all the sunshine I can stand, which is a lot! Additional Note to Reader: One day I will tell you about my theory on how laying out is almost as healthy as working out.

2:00pm - Shower, eat, catch up on e-mail, and blogs, and clean house, while deciding what to make for dinner. Tonight is dinner with the residents, so I don’t have to worry with that, so maybe a nap, but tomorrow I think maybe a pot roast. Mmmmmmm!

3:00pm - Run to grocery. I must point out that grocery shopping used to be an all day event because we lived 30 min from the good grocery stores, but now, we are between .5 and 2.5 miles from EVERYTHING!!! So when I say “run to the grocery” I literally could run there if I so desired.

4:00pm - Cook dinner

6:30pm - The Hub’s home!

6:45pm - Dinner!!!

There’s a country song called “You’re Gonna Miss Thiss" by Trace Adkins that says exatly what I'm feeling. Although I think after a month or two, or three, or maybe even four, this might get boring, for now I can confidently say that I’m gonna miss this!

Till next time,
Bon Voyage!


Sarah :) said...

Oh, I know what you mean! I have LOVED sleeping in, having a clean house, cooking every night, not being grumpy and tired all the time, and especially having a grocery store so close. I really don't want to go back to work, but the budget requires it. :( Love you girl!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

You are so funny! It is fun, but does get old. That's cool you have a job lined up! not so much here, but going to start working on that soon. Your redish haired self BETTER be wearing sunscreen!

Amy Ogles said...

I'm glad you are having a good time. Caroline was telling me about your MIT job. I hope you enjoy it! Keep us posted.

Kristin said...

Sounds like you've enjoyed your time off from work. Is your hubby really home at the same time everyday? What a lucky resident's wife you are if so!

Lili said...

Stephanie - Sunscreen is being applied in ample amounts

Kristin - We're just in orientation week, I'm sure this will change! =)

Sarah - I could really get used to this, all I really need is a baby, but alas, not yet in the cards.

Amy - The MIT job was a sort of last min developement. I'm excited and worried, and pretty much a ball of anxiousness. In moments like this I can only wonderhope this is the right path and pray.

Mano Rennt said...

That's one thing I wouldn't miss about most cities in the south: you kind of have to drive everywhere to get anywhere. Up north you can catch the subway or the bus and it's no big deal :)

I'm glad you're having a good time! Good luck next week going back to work! :)

Suze said...

ummm....wow. it has been a while since i checked your blog. clearly i have been missing out. so sorry about that. i must tell you about a boy...i have mentioned him before, but i must tell you more. love you bunches!

ps. how in the hello kitty are you laying out so much without getting burned. where did the skin we both inherited go to??